Today I went out to the garden and I noticed on the fennel that there were finally some dried seeds. I put 250 seeds in an envelope and there are hundreds more coming along if I catch them in time. I live in a mild winter climate in California (last year we had three nights of 20 degree frosts...everthing else was higher). Does anyone have any idea of how I am supposed to store these seeds unitl I plant them next spring?
We are going to add some to our cooking also. Does anyone have any ideas on how we can use them in recipes? I have already been told that fennel seeds and anise seeds are different. Can they be used interchangeably in cooking?